Lot 308 - 1997 12947 XJ6 Executive
|Result||Sold - £1,456|
The first Jaguar XJ was launched in 1968 and the XJ designation has been used for successive Jaguar flagship models ever since. The original model was the last Jaguar saloon to have had the input of Sir William Lyons, the company's founder. The Jaguar XJ (X300) was manufactured between 1994 and 1997 and was the first XJ produced entirely under Ford ownership and can be considered an evolution of the outgoing XJ40 generation. Like all previous XJ generations, it features the Jaguar independent rear suspension arrangement with the design emphasis on improved build quality, improved reliability and a return to traditional Jaguar styling elements. The X300 was stylistically intended to evoke the image of the more curvaceous series XJ. The front of the car was redesigned significantly to return to four individual round headlamps that provided definition to the sculptured bonnet. Mechanically, it was similar to the XJ40 that it replaced. Six-cylinder X300s are powered by the AJ16 inline-six engine which is a further enhancement of the AJ6 engine that uses an electronic distributor-less ignition system.
This top of the range Jaguar XJ6 3.2L Executive model is finished in Sapphire Blue with an unmarked grey leather interior. One of the last of the X300 models, this car has a full Jaguar service history up to 87,600 miles which confirms the odometer reading of 91,000 currently showing. The AJ16 inline-six engine runs smoothly with the overall condition showing that the Jaguar has been properly cared for since new in 1997. It comes supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in October 2014, the service book pack (which is fully stamped), and a number of old MoT test certificates. The condition of this vehicle has to be seen to be appreciated; an excellent opportunity to purchase a truly first rate executive car and offered at no reserve. Price Guide £2500-£3,000
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